Department of Justice Files Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law

Citing violations of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause (which prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s authority to set national policy), the Department of Justice has filed suit to challenge the state of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070.

In a statement dated July 6th, the DOJ says that the law “will place significant burdens on federal agencies, diverting their resources away from high-priority targets,” and “will also result in the harassment and detention of foreign visitors and legal immigrants, as well as U.S. citizens, who cannot readily prove their lawful status.”

To read the official statement from the Department of Justice, click here.

To read the filed complaint, click here.